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#32002 of 35160 Re: Grandma busts stereotypes [fintail]
Apr 23, 2013 (5:17 pm)
That's an awesome ride. Nice burnout too. She did say 60 something years old, but 60 definitely "ain't what it used to be." My Mom is going to be 65 & drives a Porsche.
#32003 of 35160 Re: Dallas rental [breld]
Apr 23, 2013 (5:32 pm)
Too bad you left the Camry behind..all those hail divots mighta rendered some record mpg figures, haha. Should I assume you know what I mean? ...divots on a golf ball..less wind resistance..I know, I know, a little weak....it's been a long day
#32004 of 35160 The mini car show...
Apr 23, 2013 (7:05 pm)
We received an invitation to see a selection of Bentley's, Maserati's and Rolls Royce automobiles that were brought to a local restaurant in our town. The salesman was very nice and I really liked the RR Ghost. The extended version would be nicer with an extra 7 inches. I like the 'suicide' doors with the auto-close feature.
They didn't have a Bentley Muslanne (pronounced [two syllable] 'Mul-sahn') which is what I wanted to see. We'll have to go to the dealership 200 miles away to get a real feel of the cars offered. The 2014's can be ordered in about a month and will take six months to build.
#32005 of 35160 Re: Dallas rental [gimmestdtranny]
Apr 23, 2013 (7:33 pm)
"Too bad you left the Camry behind..all those hail divots mighta rendered some record mpg figures, haha."
Ooh, I remember Mythbusters testing that one, but don't recall the result!
#32006 of 35160 Re: Dallas rental [tjc78]
Apr 23, 2013 (7:51 pm)
Yeah - I tried for awhile to figure out the steering wheel adjustment. Definitely wasn't power, and unless I was doing something wrong, it didn't telescope.
May be part of an option/package upgrade - this one also doesn't have a sunroof.
Maybe it's just relative to my 3, but the Genesis does seem to ride nicely, soaking up bumps well. Perhaps they did adjust the suspension on more recent models.
For the same (actually lower) rate as the Mazda5 Hertz offered, I'm digging this Hyundai.
#32007 of 35160 Re: Tribulations [qbrozen]
Apr 24, 2013 (5:41 am)
Well, I am breathing a small sigh of relief this morn.
When I got home last night, I checked the wife's van again for coolant situation. It lost some again. Hmmm... not good. So I decided to drive it to work today. Drove perfect, real strong, this can't be a head gasket. Then I'm thinking ... ya know, wife has complained that climate control is acting funky for a while now ... heater core! No leaking inside the cabin, but when I got to work, I got down on the ground and checked the rear of the firewall. Sure enough, we've got a leak. pretty bad one, too. So I popped the hood and looked back there and I believe it is one hose. They have a strange setup where it is a hard line from the thermostat housing that then switches to a soft line for about 2 feet and then back to a hard line. It is leaking at the union. Why this silly mix of materials? No idea.
SO, hopefully this is the answer and it really is this simple and it fixes 2 complaints.
Meanwhile, she was looking at used Cayennes.
#32008 of 35160 Re: Dallas rental [corvette]
Apr 24, 2013 (6:02 am)
When they used clay and put golf-ball-like dimples on the car, it was more fuel efficient! So it actually worked! Funny.
They put the clay in the trunk for the control, so weight would be the same.
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#32009 of 35160 Re: Dallas rental [breld]
Apr 24, 2013 (6:04 am)
the Genesis does seem to ride nicely, soaking up bumps well. Perhaps they did adjust the suspension on more recent models
They did, I think when the 3.8l was upgraded with DI. MY2012 IIRC? 333hp, 29mpg highway, 8EAT...not bad. That's when they got my attention, and I'm not even a sedan person.
Of course every car makes that claim, "improved ride and handling". It's usually one at the cost of the other.
#32010 of 35160 Re: Tribulations [qbrozen]
Apr 24, 2013 (7:16 am)
Oh yeah, a used Porsche should cure all your reliability and maintenance issues.
I do like the way she thinks though.
However, speaking from experience, when you have multiple younger kids (and their friends, and their activities, and endless amounts of crap) once you get hooked on the Minivan, you won't want to go back until they get older and drive themselves!
Apr 24, 2013 (7:18 am)
got the TL to the dealer, and as expected it is the window regulator. Had to order the part, and hopefully it will be in and fixed tomorrow since the Kid needs the car Friday.
and I will be another $400 poorer, for something that I will never get $1 back on a resale.
thought about just having them jam it shut, but I doubt the dealer would be interested in doing that. Plus would still pay the labor.
this car better make it to the end of May (graduation) without costing me more money. if it breaks after that, Junior can get a job and buy a new one. or walk.